Survivors guide to prison

Today I did my friend’s Susan Mellen’s hair..getting her ready for her red carpet event. Susan Surandon Patrica Arquete and others came together to do a documentary on how to survive the prison life. Ice T, Quincy Jones, Danny Trejo, are in the documentary as well. Susan sent me a preview clip and I saw her in a scene. She was falsely accused of murder and did 17 years in prison. You have heard me mention her many times. I was hoping to actually do something special and cute on her hair like a french twist or something but she prefers to wear it down and look as real as possible 😍 at the special red carpet event. I’m so excited that movies and documentaries are being done about her and other victims who lost their precious time in the prison system. She told me today that she met Pearl Fernandez (the satanic mother who tortured her lil boy to death because her and her boyfriend thought lil Gabriel was gay in jail. The boyfriend killed him but she was actually in on it. She was trying to convince Susan that she knew nothing about the abuse. Ummm yeah right! She’s getting threats and bullied by the other prisoners. As far as the boyfriend he’s in protective custody because he got the death sentence. That means he gets special care and attention and isn’t placed with the regular polulation. Can you believe that?! He’s in protective care with our tax money? Who was protecting lil Gabriel 😐….anyways. The previews for the documentary look chilling…I don’t think I can watch it. I just want to see if there are more scenes with Susan’s hair…I’m curious to see how she styled it. I wish I could go with her to these events so that I could make sure her hair looks fabulous ❤😎

Today I did base color haircut along with high and low lites❤💜


Before and After 

Three hours later before and after tonight. I need to get a chandelier with natural lights. I’m still having the same problem here with the  flourescent lights.  You can’t see the true color. Oh well.



Cotton candy

This is yesterday’s filter no flash. My new model Ashley. I was about to tell you more about her stories she shared yesterday but I can’t concentrate. I’m still annoyed with my last client I had tonight. …ugh….
I better clean up now..I hope to blog later when the steam cools off my ears 😂

 The Best

You may not be where you want to be but it doesnt mean that you cant do what you need to do. Take the word try out of your vocabulary and just do what you can in your circumstances. No one is going to rescue you. You are responsible for your life.  You are the captain of your ship. Be the best that you can be and all else will follow. 
It’s 4am. I think I better go to bed now. I’ll talk you to all later..nite nite..😴😴😴 

Hair color

I darkened Jenna’s haircolor..I lost a bag full of brand new haircolors. I think I left it in a Uber car. I’m really liking the new salon where I work but my back is killing from all the stress of Chase bank not reimbursing me my  $1,124 fraudulent check and my car being stolen and crashed into a pole. Jehovah God is good to me, one of my elders from my old congregation gave me a thousand dollars to help me out. I’m happy that I finally got my own private studio salon but I’m also in a state of shock of all that I’ve been going through.  It took me 5 hours on Saturday to move my stuff from the old shop and rearrange everything.  Mind you I don’t have much.  Everyone at Sola’s salon is so pleasant helpful and nice!! The girls dress pretty, wear make up and take care of their appearance.  I love the energy and vibe. Everyone is happy when you are not in each other’s face all day 😂🤣 the private studios makes it all the better. You don’t have burning incents all day. I can eat in peace without bumping into anyone while I’m trying to mix my hair color,.the list goes on..I’m happy. I hope that May finds a awesome person to rent the space where I was at, she says she’s leaving it open for me to come back..I can’t go back. May is the nicest salon owner I’ve ever worked at. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I outgrew replace. I felt like I was working in a convelesent hospital. There would be like 4 walkers in the way when I would  try to rinse my client’s highlights..I’m so hyper I feared the worse. I felt like I would bump into one of those fragile seniors and make them fall. Maybe one day when I retire I will give free hair services to the elderly. That would be nice. For now  this is a new beginning a new chapter of Tales  Of The Chair.

Before and after hair color 

I did this bleach color yesterday I toned it with Pm Shines level 9. When it comes to hair color it’s not as easy as it looks or sound. I can apply the same hair color on 5 different people and it will come out completely different on all 5. It all depends on the porosity and texture of the hair. Some clients don’t remember when  they last colored their hair, if the hair has five different prior  color jobs it will come out different  as well. If you are wanting to go blonder make sure that you take good care of you hair with protein and good moisturizing treatments before your next hair appointment. Do not use cheap hair products, invest in your hair it’s your crown and glory☺  

Glamour Girls 

I found this old buisness card of a buisness my coworker and I were trying to start. I think it lasted a month? The plan was for Vida and I to gather a bunch of girls and give makeovers  in their homes. This is before Instagram and filters. The first party we did was a introduction to our plan. I got some of my clients including my sister and we had the makeover party at a client’s home. I will call her Peggy. Vida and I went to Peggy’s home a few nights before and the night before to clean and scrub Peggy’s home. We wanted to show gratitude for her hospitality.  We got snacks and drinks and set things up early the next day. I was so happy that my clients showed up to support my party!!! It turned out to be a nitemare.  Peggy was tripping on some sort of drug. She was paranoid of my clients going into the kitchen or restroom. She was talking a mile a minute following my clients  around. Vida was under a lot of stress and did not pay attention to what she was applying on the face. She was supposed to use a foundation but used an oily moisturizer..the girl’s make up and faces looked liked grease monkeys🙈😭. We took pictures and made the best of it while Peggy was rushing us to leave her home. Mind you she knew we were having the makeup party a month and a half before we had it. Thank goodness I have the best clientele in the universe they went along with the flow and did not complain.  I remember my blood boiling inside at Peggy.  She was rude to some of my girls …it was awful for me. I was so upset I decided to just call the whole buisness off and gave up after that first experience. I no longer do Peggy’s hair. .she was a toxic friend.. she would ruin my game whenever she noticed a guy interested in new she would come  between us and talk their heads off. It got to the point when they would see her they would hide.  I love her personality  but got burnt out on doing her hair  extensions for  cheap. She pulled a good one on me the last time I saw her.  She paid  me some money for her hair then had me on a wild goose chase trying to get the rest of it. I told her to keep her money and to get her hair done  somewhere else.  I didn’t help that she was in the newspaper for associating herself with some crazy friend of hers that was selling or making bombs on the internet. She got caught up in a raid by some cops that were dressed like  gangsters. They were working undercover.  She went to jail for a day. I don’t remember the details but it was enough for me to cut off my friendship with her. We all make mistakes but that was too much for me to take in at the time. I miss her. I hope she’s doing well. At one time she was homeless but she survived and got a job as a caretaker. I must say. She’s an amazing caretaker. She loves taking care of the elderly.  She does a beautiful job. I’m wondering who’s doing her hair extensions and what it looks like. I’m to afraid to find out. That is a can of beans I don’t want to ever open again with her.

Just never know.

This lady friend of mine has become one of my best therapists ever. I was paying  $140 for 45 min. The therapist I was going to was simply amazing but I ran out of money.  I needed a car and a place to move too…life took a turn for the worst last year for me but somehow I managed and recovered. I am blessed with good friends. Normally people sit on my chair and let me have it. They drop all their problems on me. Thats.fine but I need to be heard too..sometimes you hold everything in because the feedback you get is worse than the problem you are venting about. We did not become friends over night. It took like 10 years. I won’t go into the details but I’m glad her tenacious persistent on being kind and trying to get a hair appointment with me paid off. She didn’t try for 10 years straight but  every now and then when she did I  didn’t make an effort to book went from a rocky start to one of the best women I know.  Give people  chance but follow your gut. I have nothing but love and respect for her. My gut tells me I let my guard down at the right time.  Today I did her color retouch we laughed I cried and cried some more. She brought me organic eggs from her chickens, flowers and Lemons all from her back yard. I was flattered.  Organic eggs wow!! I love my job😍🤗🤗🤗..I’m at the gym..I better pay attention to my work out..gotta go!!🙌